DALE B. LANCASTER
· Ph.D., Nuclear Engineering, 1980, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
· M.S., Nuclear Engineering, 1974, Georgia Institute of Technology
· B.S., Chemical Engineering, 1973, Cornell University
Dr. Lancaster has worked in the nuclear industry for over 35 years. His greatest national and international exposure comes from his licensing and standards efforts associated with burnup credit. Dr. Lancaster is chairman of the Burnup Credit Standard ANSI/ANS-8.27 working group. He led the DOE sponsored endeavors to gain burnup credit for transport packages. The results of this effort led to the NRC issuing guidance allowing burnup credit for transportation.
Dr. Lancaster is the originator and technical contract support for the EPRI Delta K of Depletion program which is expected to resolve the hotly contested validation for burnup credit.
Dr. Lancaster currently supports KONES, NETCO, and EPRI for their criticality, shielding and containment needs in transportation and storage of nuclear fuel.
Dr. Lancaster recently supported Westinghouse in their incore fuel management.
Dr. Lancaster has performed Criticality audits at the GE Willington fuel fabrication plant and the Unenco’s National Enrichment Facility in Eunice, New Mexico.
Along with the ongoing support for his current clients, Dr. Lancaster’s recent contracts include a) criticality support for FPL and Constellation Energy (Calvert Cliffs), b) criticality analysis for Holtec, c) logistic and criticality support for General Atomics, d) part of a team that evaluated the Yucca Mountain License Application, and e) an NRC contract to evaluate the impact of raising the enrichment limit for commercial fuel of 5 wt% U-235.
Prior contracts include; a) performing the criticality and shielding safety analysis and licensing for GNB for casks to be used in the USA, Italy, and Korea, b) review of a license amendment for a utility for its spent fuel pool, c) support for TN for burnup credit for transport of some DOE fuel, and d) evaluation of criticality control materials for a materials manufacturer.
Dr. Lancaster personally performs criticality, shielding, and containment analysis using the NuclearConsultants.com QA program or the QA program of his clients. He also personally remotely performs analysis in support of incore fuel management using Westinghouse tools (can only use these tools for Westinghouse work).
1999 to date NuclearConsultants.com
President, Consulting Engineer
Clients have included FPL, NAC, EPRI, Westinghouse, MHI, Holtec, KONES, NRC, GE, GNB, General Atomic, Constellation Energy, DWA, ANL, and Transnuclear.
1995 to 2000 TRW Environmental Safety Systems, Inc.
Manager, Burnup Credit
1993 -1994 Pennsylvania State University
Assistant Professor, Nuclear Engineering Department
1988 -1992 Georgia Institute of Technology
Assistant Professor, Nuclear Engineering Program
1982 - 1987 Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Nuclear Fuels Division
Lead Engineer, Core Engineering
1980 - 1982 Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Advanced Reactor Division
Senior Nuclear Engineer, Nuclear Design
1977 - 1980 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research Assistant, Nuclear Engineering Department
1974 - 1977 Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Advanced Reactor Division
Engineer, Nuclear Design
· 1979, GCFR Design, General Atomic Co.
· 1973, Plant Engineer, Chesterfield Power Station (oil fired), Virginia Electric Power Company.
· 1972, Shielding Analysis, Westinghouse Water Reactors Division
· 1970, University Health Physics Dept., Pennsylvania State University
Publications and Professional Activities:
Published over 50 articles. (Publication list provided on request.) Reviewer for the journal, Nuclear Technology, and served on the ANS Technology Journals Committee. Session Chair a 9 national meetings of the ANS and Invited Speaker at 12 National meetings
Chairman of ANS Standards Committee 8.27, “Burnup Credit For Nuclear Criticality Safety Analysis,” and member of ANS/ANSI 19.11 and 8.17
Elected twice (through a national ballot) to the executive committee of the American Nuclear Society's Reactor Physics Division. Past member of the ANS Professional Engineering Examination Committee.
Patent: The Spectral Shift Burnable Absorber. Patent No. 4657726
Registered Professional Engineer, Pennsylvania, PE 036035 E
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